Nearly 300 teachers and students learn programming together, and information technology courses can still be taught like this

What is it like to get a box full of programming intermediate kits? Today, the “Shanghai Primary and Secondary School Students Science and Technology Innovation Practice Activity” sponsored by the Shanghai Teacher Education College was officially launched in the primary school affiliated to Shanghai Puming Normal School. This activity aimed at improving the digital literacy of teachers and students attracted nearly 60 schools in the city. 300 teachers and students participated together.

The supporting software and hardware for the event were provided by Shanghai Zhiwei Robotics Co., Ltd., the company’s brand Mushroom Cloud developed a set of solutions covering all the teaching requirements of the “new curriculum standard”, including 20 kinds of professional sensors, especially suitable for scientific inquiry Experiments and interdisciplinary projects.

Open source hardware impresses elementary school students who love programming

Open the orange intermediate kit box, and you can have a panoramic view of the full sensor modules, UNO control board, LCD liquid crystal module, 10A high current relay module, buzzer module… There is also a microcomputer architecture, integrated LCD color screen, Wi- A space board composed of Fi Bluetooth and a variety of commonly used sensors. With the blessing of these powerful hardware, programming becomes as easy as writing, just two steps – connect to the computer and start programming.

In April last year, a new version of the curriculum plan for the compulsory education stage was officially promulgated, which separated information technology from comprehensive practical activities and became an independent discipline, and promulgated a new version of the “Information Technology Curriculum Standards” (referred to as “new curriculum standards”), according to The new curriculum standard requires that information technology courses will cover all grades from the first grade to the ninth grade in the compulsory education stage. Around the six logical lines of data, algorithm, network, information processing, information security, and artificial intelligence, the course content consists of two parts: content modules and interdisciplinary themes.

In response to the requirements of the new curriculum standards, primary and junior high schools in Shanghai have set up information technology courses one after another, but “what to teach and how to teach” has become a difficult problem for science and technology teachers, and the lack of teaching aids also makes teachers stretched.

The reporter found that today’s parents attach great importance to their children’s digital ability. Most of the children participating in the study today already have certain programming ability. Second-rate.

The teaching case for the elementary school group was to build a program that allows a rocket to fly from the earth to the moon. Yuan Yuechen, a sixth-grade student at the Second Affiliated School of Fudan University, quickly completed the task with a solid foundation in programming, but it was still difficult to get the real objects for learning. He was excited. When asked what kind of program he wanted to design, he said that when the clothes were drying at home, it would suddenly rain and it would be too late to collect them. He wanted to design a program to sense weather changes in advance through changes in pressure and humidity. When the probability of rain exceeds When a certain index is reached, the retractable drying rack is retracted.

The practice of science and technology innovation adopts the new model of “teachers and students train together, teachers and students co-create”

In the past, the practical activities of science and technology innovation were mainly based on students. A major feature of this activity is the adoption of the innovative mode of “teacher-student training together, teacher-student co-creation”. To complete the achievements of scientific and technological innovation projects, teachers and students jointly promote and integrate in the activities.

Shen Yimin, chief director of science and technology at Xinsong Middle School in Minhang District, said that the school’s science and technology courses are divided into popular courses and extended courses. One or two classes are offered every week, which are very popular among students. This study made her realize that we already have open source components that fully meet the requirements of the “new curriculum standard” and can be used “out of the box”. “Students can develop more practical application scenarios with these components, and can integrate knowledge and apply what they have learned,” she said.

Zhang Zhengrong, vice president of Shanghai Normal University, said that together with Shanghai Teacher Education College, basic education schools in various districts, and various partners, they will jointly explore new models for the development of science and education, new paradigms for innovative talent training, and work together to study and practice methods that adapt to the characteristics of the disciplines. A new system of precise teacher training.

Wang Yang, Dean of the Shanghai Teacher Education College, said that the activity focused on teachers and students, supported by courses, and carried out process evaluation throughout. Through this training and practice, a group of seed teachers of science and innovation can be cultivated, the value and advantages of teachers can be fully utilized, and the incubation of school-based courses of science and innovation can be completed. “Principle” with thinking and hands-on, “exploration” with spiritual innovation, and finally realize the comprehensive improvement of teachers and students’ digital literacy.

Wang Gong, deputy director of the Academic Affairs Office of Shanghai Normal University, further explained that Shanghai Zhiwei Robot Co., Ltd. is an industrial robot company, and science and innovation education is only a small part of their business, but their products are very suitable for educational needs. This time, the new model of “teacher-student training, teacher-student co-creation” is created. On the one hand, it allows teachers to think about what they want from the perspective of students. On the other hand, it also allows students to supervise and assess teachers to promote information technology courses. spread out.

Author: Shen Qiusha

Photography: Shen Qiusha

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